SCSJ Board of Directors

  • Farad Ali, Chair – Executive Director, The Institute, Durham, N.C.
  • James Ferguson, Esq. – Partner, Ferguson, Chambers & Sumter P.A., Charlotte, N.C.
  • Jim Grant, Ph.D. – Organizer, Black Workers for Justice, Wilson, N.C.
  • Trina Jones, Esq., Vice Chair – Professor, Duke University School of Law, Durham, N.C.
  • Brittany (Bree) Newsome – Founding Member, The Tribe CLT, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Jennifer Paul – Development Director, Families Together, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Ryan Roberson, Esq. – Principal, RER Capital, LLC; Principal, The Art of Simple Trading, LLC, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Mark Trustin, Esq. – Law Offices of Mark Trustin, Durham N.C.
  • Jane Wettach, Esq. – Clinical Professor, Children’s Law Clinic Director, Duke University School of Law, Durham N.C.
  • Barry Williams, Esq. – Senior Attorney Advisor, U.S. Social Security Administration, Fayetteville, N.C.

Interested in learning more about board membership? Please contact us at We are interested in candidates with skills in marketing, communications, IT, members of the communities that SCSJ represents, and anyone else with a passion for dismantling structural oppression. There is no educational or financial requirement – passion and commitment for the mission are our board member’s greatest gifts to SCSJ.